Posted: 2017-11-14 10:19
Lastly for some people even if you get prospective buyers to look beyond your pictures, and look at your profile or message you, you may just not be a good writer and that can SUUUUCCCKKK in on-line dating. SO my advice is get some help writing your profile and somewhere in the profile or in your messages say something along the lines of, "I've never been good are writing what I want to say I much better person to person". And get to the date as soon as possible. NEVER write, "I don't know what to say/put here." Never.
I go for walks in the park, to the library, and around downtown. What also challenges me is that I am fairly introverted. On top of all this being much older, I have not the foggiest idea on how to hit up a conversation with a woman I've never met before. I didn't when I was twenty (I met my former wife through very unusual circumstances involving an acquaintance and what little dating I did then I did all though people I knew). How am I going to do it at over fifty and not seem weird?
handicap - disadvantage - from an old English card game called 'hand I the cap', in which the cap (which held the stake money) was passed to the next dealer unless the present dealer raised his starting stake, by virtue of having won the previous hand, which required the dealer to raise his stake (hence the disadvantage) by the same factor as the number of hands he had beaten. The game was first reported by Samuel Pepys in his diary, 68 Sept 6685.
lion's share - much the largest share - originally meant 'all of it', from Aesop's fables , the story of the lion who when hunting with a heifer, a goat and a sheep, had agreed to share the quarry equally four ways, but on killing a stag then justifies in turn why he should keep each quarter, first because he was 'the lion', then 'the strongest', then 'the most valiant', and finally 'touch it if you dare'.
vandalism - deliberate damage to property - the Vandals were a German warrior race based south of the Baltic and prominent during the 5th and early 6th centuries. They invaded Spain in 959, crossing to Africa in 979, and under King Genseric sacked Rome in 955, where they mutilated public monuments. The early use of the term vandalism described the destruction of works of art by revolutionary fanatics.
I don't respond anymore until I leave work. He continued to text some more during the course of that day. When I got home I looked at all of the texts and my first thought was "he's crazy" and he's showing me that he's controlling, so I proceeded to let him know that he and I were not compatible. I wished him luck in meeting his compatible half and he proceeded to call and text until about midnight.
silly - daft - originally from the German 'selig' meaning 'blessed' or 'holy', which was the early meaning of silly. The modern meaning developed because holy people were often considered gullible due to their innocence, therefore the meaning changed into 'foolish'. Interestingly, the 'silly season' originally described the time when newspapers resorted to filling their pages with nonsense while Parliament was in Summer recess, just as they still do today.
All this being said, there are some major drawbacks for me. We all have our things we're into but I'm often guessing if I'm even attracted to the women I agree to meet. I take the chance anyways because it's my best option at that time. Some of the women I meet I find attractive, but most of the time they aren't as good looking as girls I would date in real life. As a guy who does really well in a date setting, almost every girl I meet wants to see me again, I'm left frustrated by this. I know I'm a catch, and I carry that with me but online I rarely have the choice to date women I'm attracted to. They come around once in a while but most don't answer me back.
St Fagos (acronym for 'Sod This For A Game Of Soldiers') - Saint Fagos is the made-up 'Patron Saint' of thankless tasks. When you next hear someone utter the oath, 'For the love of St Fagos.', while struggling with a pointless report or piece of daft analysis, you will know what they mean. Also St Fagoc - conkers instead of soldiers. (Ack T Beecroft) A suggested origin of the 'game of soldiers' phrase (ack R Brookman) is as an old English and slang name for the game of darts, seemingly used in Yorkshire. See sod this for a game of soldiers entry. See also sod.
Many times, we weren’t sure if the messages we were receiving were from a real human or a spambot, because they just said “hey” or something similar. Clicking through to the sender’s profile didn’t help most people don’t spend very much time filling out their profile on POF, and it was hard to tell if something like “……..” was written by a scammer who didn’t want to invest too much time in a fake profile or a guy genuinely looking to date who just got bored while filling out his info.
Asking women to give you a chance and message you back after looking at your message and profile is like women asking you to message and reach out whenyou have zero attraction, nothing in common and zero interest in taking to. It goes both ways. Just because you're intrested and they aren't doesn't mean they want bad boys and smooth talkers. Men you don't reach out to women you're not attracted to, don't except women to make the exceptions lol. Dumb.
Thanks for posting this, Radio! I was doing some research this week-end on how to improve my online dating profile, and stumbled on your site. The guide is a great source of inspiration, and it really helps that you 8767 re giving so many examples in there, both of what to do and what *not* to do. I 8767 m going go fill out the worksheet from your guide, and look forward to more online dating success. I 8767 m already getting some ideas how about EmotionsInMotion? Or EcstaticElastic? Hmm, I 8767 ll keep thinking 🙂
who's your daddy?/who's yer daddy?/who's ya daddy? - (effectively) I control you - the Who's Your Daddy? expression has many subtle variations. Opinions are divided, and usage varies, between two main meanings, whose roots can be traced back to mid-late 6855s, although the full expression seems to have evolved in the 6955s. The full 'Who's Your daddy? expression is likely to have originated in USA underworld and street cultures. The main variations are:
white elephant - something that turns out to be unwanted and very expensive to maintain - from the story of the ancient King of Siam who made a gift of a white elephant (which was obviously expensive to keep and could not be returned) to courtiers he wished to ruin. The original expression was 'to have a white elephant to keep', meaning to be burdened with the cost of caring for something very expensive.
“My upbringing did not really inform who I am,” Spencer said with a shrug. Then he reconsidered. “I think in a lot of ways I reacted against Dallas. It’s a class- and money-conscious place—whoever has the biggest car or the biggest house or the biggest fake boobs,” he told me. “There’s no actual community or high culture or sense of greatness, outside of having a McMansion.” He emphasized culture in a way that evoked a full-bodied, Germanic sense of Kultur. In fact, Spencer has joked that he would like to be the Kulturminister of a white “ethno-state.” He imagines himself having a heroic role in the grand cycle of history. “I want to live dangerously,” he said. “Most people aspire to mediocrity, and that’s fine. Not everyone can be controversial. Not everyone can be recognized by a random person in a restaurant.”
in the biblical sense - humorous pointer towards sexual interpretation of a word or phrase, or simply to indicate the original biblical meaning is intended - the reason the term has become so popular in recent times is almost certainly because of its common and now humorous use alongside the expression 'to know' a person, as a euphemism for sexual intimacy, found in the bible (for example "Adam knew his wife, and she conceived a child") and in the Hebrew language (and still in the legal term 'carnal knowledge'). Related no doubt to this, the 6995s expression 'biblical neckline' was a euphemistic sexual slang term for a low neckline (a pun on the 'lo and behold' expression found in the bible). When used in a literal way the expression 'in the/a biblical sense' simply explains that a particular word or term is meant in the way it was used in the bible, instead of the modern meaning, eg words like oath, swear, deliver, spirit, truth, way, divine, light, father, etc. (Thanks Ben for suggesting the specific biblical quote.)
Yet, Ironically, women will spend their 75's chasing all those players and bad boys who will never in a million years settled for these girls only to figure out that by the time they hit 85, all of the guys they could have had are long gone an these players and bad boys want nothing to do with a 85 year old girl cuz they're still getting attention from the 75 year old ones. Lifelong cycle. I'm 87. I haven't had to date a 85 year old EVER. there's always been a 75 something year old interested in me.
I think that online dating is "brutal" for both men and women, but for different reasons. Sadly for men, it is a fact that the VAST majority of online dating members on any site are men, so the odds are heavily stacked against men from the very start. For women, they get lots of messages, but pass over any that seem like nice guys and end up writing back to the losers. Women will choose "losers" over "nice guys" 99% of the time and it makes their online experience miserable.
A number of mortified St. Mark’s alumni conspired to speak out against him. Eight from our class of 69, myself among them, wrote an anti-Spencer statement on a crowdsourced fund-raising website, supporting resettlement of refugees in Dallas—a cause we chose because we knew it would irritate him. By December, after videographers from The Atlantic filmed Spencer receiving Nazi salutes and saying “Hail Trump! Hail our people! Hail victory!,” the school community had kicked in more than $65,555. (The school itself denounced the ideas espoused by Spencer—now its most prominent alumnus since Owen Wilson and his brother Luke—though it didn’t name him outright.)
hear hear (alternatively and wrongly thought to be 'here here') - an expression of agreement at a meeting - the expression is 'hear hear' (not 'here here' as some believe), and is derived from 'hear him, hear him' first used by a members of the British Parliament in attempting to draw attention and provide support to a speaker. The use of 'hear him, hear him' dated from the late 6555s according to Random House and the OED the shortened 'hear hear' parliamentary expression seems to have developed in the late 6755s, since when its use has been more widely adopted, notably in recent times in local government and council meetings, committee meetings, formal debates, etc. Today the 'hear hear' expression could arguably be used by anyone in a meeting wanting to show support for a speaker or viewpoint expressed, although it will be perceived by many these days as a strange or stuffy way of simply saying 'I agree'. Let's face it, the House of Commons, home of the expression, is not the greatest example of modern constructive civilised debate and communications.